by Cesare Rocchi

Lines spent

by Cesare Rocchi

Tags: code

My point today is that, if we wish to count lines of code, we should not regard them as "lines produced" but as "lines spent": the current conventional wisdom is so foolish as to book that count on the wrong side of the ledger.

E. W. Dijkstra source

Amen to that.

I am trying to write less code. I am still honing that process. Nevertheless I recognize that sometimes I need to write some specific code before deleting it. Maybe it’s my need to understand the alternatives because picking one. Maybe.